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Robert Joseph, 92, Southmont, died July 20, 2017, at Arbutus Manor. Born June 17, 1925, in Johnstown, son of the late Robert and Hermine (Stahr) Fisher. Allso preceded in death by sister, Valeria Fisher. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, the former Louise McCormick, and children, Robert F. Fisher, married to Padma Yanamandra, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.; Mary Margaret Fisher, Pittsburgh; Constance Louise Fisher, married to Graham Murphy, Herndon, Va.; and the Rev. Captain Charles C. Ugo, and grandchildren, Brianna Murphy and Ravi Kieran Fisher. Robert, a 1943 graduate of Johnstown Catholic High School, was a World War II Army veteran serving in the European Theater. He worked as a banker, retiring as a vice president at Johnstown Bank & Trust Co. in the trust department. Robert formerly served as treasurer of Lee Hospital and as president of the Cambria County Chapter Association for the Blind, and an active member of the Romeo Club. Robert and Louise were awarded The Prince Gallitzin Cross in 1999. A member of the Serra Club of Cambria County and Our Mother of Sorrows Church, where funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, the Very Rev. Mark Begly and the Rev. Captain Charles C. Ugo. Interment, Grandview Cemetery, where military honors will be conducted by the Conemaugh Valley Detachment 287 Marine Corp. League. Friends received from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday at Picking-Treece-Bennett Mortuary Inc., 921 Menoher Blvd. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of choice in memory of Robert. (PTBMortuary.com)
Published on July 23, 2017
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